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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,569
    edited July 2016

    Fill 6 With Smoked Glass,  Linen, AND ELEPHANT SKIN

    Took the above (Fill 6, Smoked Glass) and added Linen. 42 then 62, then 82, then 100

    Now for Elephant Skin on top of it. These are all Elephant age 44 (don't you love that?) with 236 random setting. 

    I'm posting all of them so you can see these- they're my personal favorite so far, don't know why but they really appeal to me. Do click to enlarge, the full sized ones are so pretty! Showing a sample render (Annaleis, Geneva Hair) using the first one as a background.)

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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,569
    Kharma said:

    I've been trying to do some worthy of contributing, it gives me an opportunity to learn more about PSPX8  which I  just upgraded to and also moved up from Ps CS2 to Ps CS6

    Oooh, love to have you join the fun! Remember, what you think is unworthy, someone else might absolutely adore! (Or can take and play with, layering effects. It might save someone else some time!) 

  • FishtalesFishtales Posts: 5,621
    edited June 2016

    I don't know if this would be useful. I made it up for a project for my wife.

    Click on image for larger size.

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  • dHandledHandle Posts: 617
    edited June 2016
    Novica said:
    dHandle said:

    @Kharma - This is about as close to sparkly as I could manage.  I'll keep working on it.

    Let me know you you would like other color schemes.

     

    I'd like to see one in an olive/drab green, one in a brown, one in a blue (if you have time.) I'd like to get "collections" going. Thanks so much for participating and for the sparklies- it really does look sparkly!

     

    You're most welcome, Novica.  Here they are.

    The olive green and the brown look very similar to my eye. I thought a gold one would look nice, so I added it.

    Edit to add:  ...and then I thought...eh, why not make a silver one too?

     

     

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  • KharmaKharma Posts: 3,171

    @dHandle those are fantastic purfect along with the purple one!

  • dHandledHandle Posts: 617
    edited June 2016

    Thanks, Kharma!

    Here are today's weekly freebies, the Royal Accessories, on gold and silver glittery backgrounds.  The backgrounds look much better rendered in Iray.  They actually do look glittery!

     

     

     

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  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 8,110

    I liked how dHandles sparkly backgrounds turned out and I thought I'd try some, too.  Somehow, I don't think we used the same technique, though.  So, dHandle, could you PM me the tutorial you said you used to get that effect?  Anyway, what I did turned out fairly nice.  Hopefully, someone can find a use for them.  I know I have a favorite that I'll be using soon myself.

    Red Sparkles Set...

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  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 8,110

    Pastel Sparkles set...

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  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 8,110

    Dark Pastel Sparkles set...

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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,569

    Looking great Knittingmommy! Your particles are smaller I believe? More tightly packed, very delicate. Can't quite describe it, and it's meant as a compliment.

  • dHandledHandle Posts: 617

    I liked how dHandles sparkly backgrounds turned out and I thought I'd try some, too.  Somehow, I don't think we used the same technique, though.  So, dHandle, could you PM me the tutorial you said you used to get that effect?  

    Sure!  Here you go.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH0PUwjA5DA

    Helen Bradley does a nice job with this tutorial.  She goes on to explain how the pattern can be made into a repeating or seamless pattern.  She then uses it to make glittery text.  A very cool effect!

     

  • KharmaKharma Posts: 3,171

    Those turned out awesome knittingmommy! Very nice choice of colors too.

  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 8,110
    dHandle said:

    I liked how dHandles sparkly backgrounds turned out and I thought I'd try some, too.  Somehow, I don't think we used the same technique, though.  So, dHandle, could you PM me the tutorial you said you used to get that effect?  

    Sure!  Here you go.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH0PUwjA5DA

    Helen Bradley does a nice job with this tutorial.  She goes on to explain how the pattern can be made into a repeating or seamless pattern.  She then uses it to make glittery text.  A very cool effect!

     

    Thanks, dHandle, I'll be sure to check it out.

     

    Kharma said:

    Those turned out awesome knittingmommy! Very nice choice of colors too.

    Thanks, Kharma.  I like playing with colors, but I have to admit there are times when I get into a rut and select the same colors over and over again.  I'm trying to get out of it by trying out different palettes and color combinations.  Color Hex, the place where I get the hex code for different colors, has a palettes page and I've been using some of their palettes to kind of broaden my color choice options while I'm in GIMP.  And, since I figured out how to save my own custom palettes in GIMP, I can create them using the color codes and save them for later use, too.

  • dHandledHandle Posts: 617

    Here's another colour palette website:  Check it out!

    http://www.colourlovers.com/palettes

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,569
    edited June 2016

    Fill 7

    With Smoked Glass 65, 75, 85. 

    The next set will be adding Stone, settings 100/100, Light Source 315

    Then Brick, 100 Rough, 7/73/57, Light Source 315

    Then Palette Knife 50/10, light 4.

    Fill 7 is the first one, attached for your use to tinker with. Have fun!

    Showing you Smoked Glass 75, the third one below.

     

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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,569
    edited June 2016

    Fill 7 With Stone

    Showing you Smoked Glass 85, with Stone, third one below. Then Palette Knife, which makes it slick.

     

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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,569
    edited June 2016

    Fill 7

    The first one uses Fill 7 then applies Mosaic 10, white. 

    Added Pastels 20 /3 , used Soft.

    FROM THERE, Second one is Glass Block, settings 5/42. Added Elephant Skin, 11th row 4th color which was a med gray/blue.

    Third, Fourth, Fifth ones: Using the settings above, used Smoked Glass 30, 45, and 60. 

    Showing you the last one with Smoked Glass 60.

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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,569
    edited June 2016

    Fill 7

    These take off the Smoked Glass and change the color of Elephant Skin. I took off S.Glass so you would have the full strength image to tinker with.

    First: Fushia

    Second: Aqua Blue

    Third: Green

    Fourth: Yellow  (Shown here)

     

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  • LyamLyam Posts: 137
    edited June 2016

    Was playing around with Photoshop and brushes, and thought maybe someone could find some use for these.  Three backgrouds plus some layers of some wispy curtains that can be used in programs like photoshop.  (It's hard to see the thumbnails of the curtains cause they're white, but they are there if you roll you cursor over them.)

    Background #1 and curtain #1 and #2.

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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,569

    Thanks Lyam, very cool!!!!!

  • FirstBastionFirstBastion Posts: 5,889

    Set 2 for the Black Chalkboards...

    Definitely like these chalkboard ones.  Thanks! 

  • dHandledHandle Posts: 617
    edited June 2016

    This is one of those "110 Free Abstract Backgrounds" that I posted about earlier.  I was trying out some new textures for this sweater.

     

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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,569
    edited June 2016

    Fill 10 With Stained Glass, Particles, Mosaic

    First is Fill 10. Feel free to use and add to it. I like these pattern combinations so will do some with different gradients. 

    Next is Fill 10, Stained Glass Size 21, width 0, white. LOOK CLOSE AT THESE- neat pattern, like giraffe.

    Fill 10, Stained Glass with size up to 45.

    Fill 10, Stained Glass, size 10 sodder 1

    Then added Particles, transparent, no color. 10 / 5 / 0 / 0

    Then added Mosaic, 7.

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  • Don't know if this is the kind of thing you are talking about. There didn't seem to really be a specific size requirement. Free to use. Made in PD Howler. Are these too "picture-y"?

     

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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,569

     

    Don't know if this is the kind of thing you are talking about. There didn't seem to really be a specific size requirement. Free to use. Made in PD Howler. Are these too "picture-y"?

     

    People have different needs, so hard to say who can use what. Also, with Depth of Field, what seems picture-y will make a neat background. smiley

  • isidornisidorn Posts: 1,594
    edited June 2016

    I won't have any backgrounds to contribute with but I see many of those posted here being used in my future renders. First is one of Knittingmommy's from page 3. I won't pollute the thread with my render so I'll just link to it in my gallery.

    I used the background as both background and floor, and with a bit of DoF the seam where they meet didn't become too bad.

    A big thanks to everone contributing with all these wonderful options for backgrounds!

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  • Serene NightSerene Night Posts: 17,207

    These are all great! One thing I like about backgrounds to make them pop is to add a lighter area behind the figure so when rendered the eye is drawn towards the figure. With the gradient tool you can do this nicely y using the tool with a circle gradient

     

     

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,513

    These are all wonderful thanks everyone for sharing!  I can use both the plain and the picturey ones so appreciate both.  I may be able to contribute at some point as well.

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,569
    edited July 2016

    Fill 11  With Brick, Elephant Skin, Stained Glass Window, Kids Play (Paint By Number, Pegs, Building Blocks) Smoked Glass

    Experimenting to see what some of the "Creative" options do when layered. Still using Corel Photo Paint, 1000 x 1000. 

     Not showing all of them, here's a few:

    1.)  Fill 11 by itself so you can take it and play!

    2.)   Brick, rough 70, width 7 height 95, grout 5

    3.)  Added Elephant Skin, age 44  (not shown here)

    4.)  Added Stained Glass settings 1.1, using white lines

    5.)  Same but green lines

    6.)  Kids Play- Building Blocks 25/100/2  (IMO distracting for portraits unless Depth of Field used, but if used as the base for other effects, rather neat. I also am showing you what effects are available in Corel Photo Paint.)

    7.)  Kids Play- Finger Paint 1/100/1

    I'll put the Smoked Glass ones next post.  

     

     

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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,569
    edited July 2016

    Fill 11, continued. 

    1. & 2.  The Kids Play Finger Paint (with the brick, elephant skin, etc applied) with Smoked Glass colors olive, then brown. Setting 93/100.

    3.  Took that off then did Kids Play Pegs. You can do the pegs small or big. 10/100/2. (Again, pretty distracting but DOF would be interesting) 

     

    4. & 5.  Took that off then did Kids Play Paint By Number, then I changed the brightness so you'd have a subtle one.  2/1 then 2/44 Reminds me of apocalyptic renders.

    So enjoy, hope you can use some of these or take and add more effects!

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